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Everett Silvertips players huddle together during a game against Kamloops on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Kristin Ostrowski/Everett Silvertips)

Patterson: Tips appear to be legit contenders in top-heavy WHL

Everett proved itself in a tight 3-2 loss to Kamloops, but a few moves could help shore things up.

 

Chicago Blackhawks left winger Kyle Beach warms up before facing the Colorado Avalanche in an NHL exhibition hockey game in Denver on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Patterson: Kyle Beach showed everyone what real courage is

The hockey world failed the former Silvertips’ tough guy when he spoke up about sexual assault.

 

The Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks play during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle, in the expansion team's home-opener. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Patterson: Kraken’s first home game was quite the spectacle

Seattle opens Climate Pledge Arena with a loss to Vancouver, but it was a memorable night to witness.

 

Seattle Kraken assistant equipment manager James Stucky spent 18 seasons with the Everett Silvertips. (Chris Mast / Seattle Kraken)

Original Silvertip chases NHL dream to Kraken

James Stucky spent 18 years as Everett’s equipment manager before joining the new franchise this offseason.

Seattle Kraken assistant equipment manager James Stucky spent 18 seasons with the Everett Silvertips. (Chris Mast / Seattle Kraken)
Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) during the first half of the Commissioner's Cup WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Watch the defending champs in Everett while you still can

The Storm host a playoff game Sunday. Next year, they’re back to playing games in Seattle.

Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) during the first half of the Commissioner's Cup WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Patterson: 7th annual non-predictions for the Seahawks’ season

A look at what won’t happen from the world’s worst sports prognosticator.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Cole Fonstad (left) and Gianni Fairbrother (right) were co-captains for the Silvertips' 2020-21 U.S. Division championship team. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

How a trade in 2009 helped the Silvertips to a 2020-21 title

Everett’s trade of controversial forward Kyle Beach led to the acquisitions of last season’s co-captains.

Cole Fonstad (left) and Gianni Fairbrother (right) were co-captains for the Silvertips' 2020-21 U.S. Division championship team. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Pat Dillon, AquaSox broadcaster, during the game Wednesday afternoon at Funko Field in Everett on July 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox’s broadcast booth has undergone change this season

Longtime local prep radio voice Steve Willits has joined Everett icon Pat Dillon in calling games.

Pat Dillon, AquaSox broadcaster, during the game Wednesday afternoon at Funko Field in Everett on July 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Hadyn Fluery, a defenseman from the Anaheim Ducks, walks off stage after being introduced as a new player with the Seattle Kraken NHL hockey team, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, during the Kraken's expansion draft event in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Patterson: Can Kraken match success of Golden Knights? Maybe

Seattle’s roster may be as talented as the initial Vegas roster, but lacks additional future assets.

Hadyn Fluery, a defenseman from the Anaheim Ducks, walks off stage after being introduced as a new player with the Seattle Kraken NHL hockey team, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, during the Kraken's expansion draft event in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The St. Louis Blues left star winger Vladimir Tarasenko (91) unprotected for the Seattle Kraken’s expansion draft, which takes place Wednesday. (AP Photo/Joe Puetz)

Nick Patterson’s Seattle Kraken mock expansion draft 2.0

There are lots of changes following Sunday’s release of the actual protection lists.

The St. Louis Blues left star winger Vladimir Tarasenko (91) unprotected for the Seattle Kraken’s expansion draft, which takes place Wednesday. (AP Photo/Joe Puetz)
Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba could be one of the premier players available for the Seattle Kraken in their expansion draft. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Nick Patterson’s mock Kraken expansion team in detail

The Herald’s sports columnist goes over each of his speculative expansion draft picks one by one.

Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba could be one of the premier players available for the Seattle Kraken in their expansion draft. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
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Herald writer Nick Patterson builds an expansion hockey team

With the Kraken’s expansion draft just a week away, here’s one writer’s crack at building a roster.

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Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart laughs with a referee during the Seattle Storm game against the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday, July 11, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Getting a feel for normalcy

Loved the energy, spirit at the Seattle Storm’s home game on Sunday

Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart laughs with a referee during the Seattle Storm game against the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday, July 11, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
BYU's Paisley Harding (13) looks toward fans as she celebrates after BYU defeated Rutgers in a college basketball game in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament at the University Events Center in San Marcos, Texas, Monday, March 22, 2021. BYU defeated Rutgers 69-66. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Patterson: Will local college athletes cash in on new NIL rules?

Edmonds College assistant basketball coach Nate Ivie, who works in digital marketing, discusses the issue.

BYU's Paisley Harding (13) looks toward fans as she celebrates after BYU defeated Rutgers in a college basketball game in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament at the University Events Center in San Marcos, Texas, Monday, March 22, 2021. BYU defeated Rutgers 69-66. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, right, talks to quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the second half of an NFL football game last Oct. 4 at Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

POLL: Are the Seahawks better or worse after the offseason?

Will Seattle’s offseason maneuvers help the team improve upon their 2020 campaign?

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, right, talks to quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the second half of an NFL football game last Oct. 4 at Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Angel of the Winds Arena will become Snohomish County's first COVID-19 isolation and quarantine facility. (Sara Bruestle/ The Herald)

Could the Seattle Kraken play preseason games in Everett?

While nothing has been decided, Angel of the Winds Arena could be an option if the new arena isn’t ready.

Angel of the Winds Arena will become Snohomish County's first COVID-19 isolation and quarantine facility. (Sara Bruestle/ The Herald)
Chiefs' Adam Beckman (left) and Silvertips' Zach Ashton struggle for the puck in front of Silvertips' Dustin Wolf during the final home game Friday night at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on May 7, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Patterson: No winners in Silvertips’ cost-cutting move

The pandemic forced Everett to let go of successful GM Garry Davidson, a move nobody wanted to happen.

Chiefs' Adam Beckman (left) and Silvertips' Zach Ashton struggle for the puck in front of Silvertips' Dustin Wolf during the final home game Friday night at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on May 7, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Gonzaga players celebrate after defeating BYU in an NCAA college basketball game for the West Coast Conference men's tournament championship Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Van Til: Gonzaga looks to complete remarkable rise to the top

The rags-to-riches Zags are seeking to become the first undefeated national champion since 1976.

Gonzaga players celebrate after defeating BYU in an NCAA college basketball game for the West Coast Conference men's tournament championship Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
In a close vote, readers said Mike Hopkins isn’t the long-term solution as head coach for the University of Washington men’s basketball team. (AP Photo/John Locher)

POLL RESULTS: Readers conflicted on Mike Hopkins

By a narrow margin, voters said Hopkins isn’t the long-term solution as UW men’s basketball coach.

In a close vote, readers said Mike Hopkins isn’t the long-term solution as head coach for the University of Washington men’s basketball team. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Is Mike Hopkins the right coach for the University of Washington men’s baskethall program’s long-term future? (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

POLL: Is Mike Hopkins the right coach for UW hoops?

The Huskies have seen both tremendous highs and discouraging lows during Hopkins’ four-year tenure.

Is Mike Hopkins the right coach for the University of Washington men’s baskethall program’s long-term future? (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)